FO Friday: Jamestown Hat

I keep wanting to call this “Jaynestown,” which I take as a sign that I should make a red, orange, and yellow version. The pattern calls for Malabrigo Worsted, a delicious single-ply merino. I had Malabrigo Rios, its plyed superwash cousin, in Niebla, Bobby Blue, and Ivy in my stash that I’d been dying to use together. The stash won out.

This hat was a really fun knit. When I saw the picture on Ravelry, I squealed (I really did), “Wobbly stripes!” Being someone who did 4″ of a Lizard Ridge blanket, got bored, then didn’t even frog it for two years, I was a little leery about starting something else with short row stripes.
“It’s just a hat,” I said.
“You won’t be swearing at its interminable rows,” I reassured myself.

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I finished in two days. The spacing of the short row stripes and the moss stitch stripes was perfect for my knitter’s ADD attention span.

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It’s uprooted my KCMO Cap as hat of choice. This sucker is warm,  comfortable, and super cute with its little bit of slouch. I haven’t blocked it and, honestly, I don’t think I will. I like the way the texture plays with the slouch.

Tips: I made the small and, while it fits comfortably on my medium sized head and over my ponytail, it also stretches to fit Hubby’s oversized cranium. Also, because I felt like it, I reversed the decreases used so I have a feathery X on the top of my hat. That was purely personal preference.

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